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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Schlittler’s gem lifts Legion in districts

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[caption id="attachment_27606" align="alignright" width="200"]Cam Schlittler (pictured) unleashes a curveball in the bottom of the first inning of Friday night’s 6-0 victory over Foxboro. Photos by Michael Flanagan Cam Schlittler (pictured) unleashes a curveball in the bottom of the first inning of Friday night’s 6-0 victory...
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Benjamin Franklin visits Wellesley Library

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By Emily Greffenius Hometown Weekly Intern On Thursday, July 19, Dr. Benjamin Franklin made an appearance at the Wakelin Room of the Wellesley Library. He recounted his life growing up in Boston, his adult work as a printer, inventor, and activist, and the crucial part he played in the American Revolution. As portrayed by professional actor...
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Fun for all at July Jubilation

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Wellesley Square was bustling with energy as hundreds came out Saturday to partake in the great sales and family-friendly activities at the 2018 Wellesley July Jubilation Sidewalk Sale. [caption id="attachment_27564" align="alignright" width="300"]July Jubilation in a nutshell: an entertainer makes his way past shoppers poring through a 70-percent-off... 			
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WTP presenting ‘James and the Giant Peach’

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[caption id="attachment_27568" align="alignright" width="300"]Cast members rehearsing 'Money On That Tree' (front row, left to right: Tessa Nigro, Nadia Tess, Arabella Hardgrave, Sloan Marmer). Cast members rehearsing 'Money On That Tree' (front row, left to right: Tessa Nigro, Nadia Tess, Arabella Hardgrave, Sloan Marmer).[/caption] Wellesley Theatre...
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Wellesley’s Thorbjornsen qualifies for US Open

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor All-world junior golf prospect Michael Thorbjornsen is still coming up big in pressure situations. This time, though, the Wellesley native’s abilities in the clutch have landed him an opportunity he’s dreamed of ever since he first picked up a golf club: the chance to play in the US...
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WMC’s Garfield wins Emerging Leader Award

Melinda Garfield, executive director of the Westwood Media Center (WMC) and president of MassAccess, is the recipient of the Alliance for Community Media’s 2018 Emerging Leader Award. The award was presented at the ACM 2018 National Conference in Baltimore, MD, during an event celebrating leaders who work to promote community and media. The Emerging Leader Award...
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Westwood Library drums up fun

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter The Westwood Library was awash with rhythm last Thursday evening as Craig Norton came to teach the community about music and drums. Dozens of kids sat in a drum circle with different percussion instruments, like shaker eggs, tambourines, and an assortment of various drums. The event not only gave the...
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WestwoodWinds to entertain town in August

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Melinda Garfield, Executive Director of the Westwood Media Center, will narrate “Peter and the Wolf” at the upcoming WestwoodWinds Community Band concert Monday, August 6, at 6:30 p.m. "Peter and the Wolf" is a musical depiction of a Russian fairy tale that will be a special treat for young children and the young...
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Westwood’s Farrell shines in NU return

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Northeastern baseball is a program that is significantly on the rise, especially after the season the Huskies (36-21) just put together, which resulted in an NCAA Tournament appearance and a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) championship. On a more local note, Westwood native and former Xaverian football, hockey and...
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Sports Hall of Fame accepting nominations

The Westwood High School Sports Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations. Eligible candidates must be WHS graduates and have a graduation date of 2008 or prior. Applications are available at the town hall. Applications may be returned to: The Westwood Sports Hall of Fame P.O. Box 933 Westwood, MA 02090. Alternatively, community members may call...
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Evening Garden Club wins big in Newport

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Twelve regional garden clubs were invited to install cottage gardens in 8’x3’ picket fence planters on the front lawn of Rosecliff, the site of the recent Newport Flower Show. The planters were an integral part of the streetscape for the tiny house village, the centerpiece of this year’s show. The class was subdivided...
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Emily Ma takes Carnegie Hall stage

IMG_0637 Emily Ma, an 11-year-old fifth-grader at Martha Jones Elementary, won first place at the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association's Bay State Contest in May, and also performed at the Carnegie Hall in New York City in June. The MMTA Bay State Contest is a major state-wide piano...
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Miss Teen Massachusetts breaks pageant stereotypes

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Correspondent Twelve years ago, Westwood’s Dawn Khoury brought in the mail, giving no thought to the postcard advertising International Junior Miss, a pageant for girls ages four to 24. As Dawn tossed the postcard aside, her daughter, five-year-old Kiersten Khoury, gave it a look, captivated by the postcard’s photo of...
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Walpole students perform with Electric Youth

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Walpole’s Naomi Fitzgerald, Griffin Wilkins, and Caroline Wilkins are touring Europe this summer with Electric Youth (EY), an ensemble of talented young singer-dancers trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA). Following the tour, Electric Youth will perform two free outdoor concerts on Thursday, July 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Norfolk...
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Post 14 rallies past Westwood 320

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Westwood Post 320, featuring players from Westwood and Xaverian, traveled to Needham Legion Post 14, featuring players from Needham, Wellesley, St. Sebastian’s and the US Performance Academy, on Sunday afternoon for a pivotal District Six West Division showdown with the postseason less than a week away. Trailing 6-3...
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Youth Lacrosse hosts Davieson Annis Jamboree

On Sunday, June 17, Westwood Youth Lacrosse hosted its annual Davieson Annis Memorial U9 Jamboree. Twelve teams from Westwood, as well as Canton, Dedham, Norwood, Parkway, and Walpole, comprised of over 150 eight and nine year-old players, competed in the annual event. Each team played in three lacrosse games, making for a fun and competitive...
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Wellesley South Asian community celebrates Holi

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Members of Wellesley's South Asian community often find the transition from spring to summer both short and busy, and this year was no exception. Despite that, they managed to plan and celebrate the festival of Holi, also known as the festival of colors. IMG_5173 Read more

Community Children’s Center art on display

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The newest exhibition at Wellesley College’s Jewett Art Gallery opened Tuesday, June 26. The exhibition features work by the children of the Wellesley Community Children’s Center, which is housed on the Wellesley College campus and serves children ages three months to five years old. [caption id="attachment_27515" align="alignright" width="300"]Daniela Rivera and daughter... 			
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Post 14 rallies past Westwood 320

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Westwood Post 320, featuring players from Westwood and Xaverian, traveled to Needham Legion Post 14, featuring players from Needham, Wellesley, St. Sebastian’s and the US Performance Academy, on Sunday afternoon for a pivotal District Six West Division showdown with the postseason less than a week away. Trailing 6-3...
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